ERIC Number: ED231841
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr-11
Reference Count: 0
Guidelines for Conducting Survey Research In-House: A Case Study.
Ferber, Ellen; Ellison, JoAnne
During the first 8 months of 1982, Independent School District 196 (Rosemount, Minnesota) planned, implemented, and reported on a telephone survey of the district's population to help schools develop the strategies, tactics, and vision necessary in an information society. With the exception of data processing, the survey was handled by district staff members and 25 volunteers, and a community advisor committee of citizens, staff, and students. When the survey was conducted, there were 12,800 kindergarten-grade 12 classes in 15 district schools, and 47,000 people living within the district boundaries. The telephone survey of a random sample of adult residents (within given financial and time constraints) examined community attitudes about the educational system. The survey information package includes the guidelines discussing planning, development, and implementation of the survey; a "Plan for District 196 Survey," outlining procedures; a flyer, "What the Respondent Might Like to Know about This Study"; a sample copy of the survey; and the August 1982 issue of "Spotlight," which presents the survey results showing community support of district schools. (CM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rosemount Independent School District 196, MN.
Identifiers: Independent School District 196 MN; Telephone Surveys
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (67th, Montreal, Quebec, April 11-15, 1983). Graphs in the appended newsletter may be marginally legible due to small print.